Chicago-based producer oddCouple spent the first half of 2016 churning out quality contributions for the likes of Jamila Woods, Kweku Collins, and Joey Purp, and now he's taking the second half of the year to focus on his solo project Liberation. The first taste of it comes in the form of "Blinded," which finds oddCouple linking up with fellow Chi-Town representative Mick Jenkins and Milwaukee's own WebsterX. The track showcases oddCouple's penchant for melody with an aggressive backdrop, and his collaborators come correct too.

"Over the past year I've more than grown into my own, but really reached a new height of clarity not just on my sound, but my place in this world, the things, people, and ideas I truly love, and my Faith - it is the thesis of Liberation," oddCouple told Complex via email.

"'Blinded' is a microcosm of all that and also a showcase of these amazing artists who have the same mindset as mine, and are truly the homies," he continued. "WebsterX is one of my best friends in the music game, and also from Milwaukee. We just see eye to eye and have so much in common, his narrative feels like mine. And Mick Jenkins is one of the best from Chicago who values these same ideals. With the combo of the two it's so powerful to make something fun, personal, and thought-provoking.

Check out "Blinded" below and follow oddCouple on Twitter to stay up on his forthcoming release of Liberation via Closed Sessions. If you haven't already, bump his 2015 project Chatterbox.